Aching shoulder

Frozen shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis is the medical term for frozen shoulder. It is a condition causing pain and restricted movement in the shoulder joint. There are three phases that a Frozen shoulder will pass through; a freezing phase, a stiff phase and a thawing phase where the pain gradually reduces and mobility increases. Symptoms Painful (freezing) phase …

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Rotator cuff strain

Rotator Cuff Tear

A rotator cuff strain is a tear to any of the four rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder. It is common in throwing and racket sports. A torn rotator cuff can range from mild to severe. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, and exercises. Symptoms Torn rotator cuff symptoms at the time of injury …

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AC joint sprain

AC Joint Separation/Sprain

An AC joint separation, or AC joint sprain, is an injury to the ligaments which hold the acromioclavicular joint together at the top of the shoulder. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment for AC joint sprains. Symptoms AC joint sprains are often caused by a fall onto an outstretched arm. Symptoms include: Pain …

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Pectoralis Major Strain

The pectoralis major muscle is a large powerful muscle at the front of the chest. It is used to rotate the arm inwards. Its weak point is where the tendon attaches to the arm bone, and a strain or rupture can happen here when it is put under stress when weight training for example. Symptoms …

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Supraspinatus tear

Supraspinatus Tear

The supraspinatus muscle runs along the top of the shoulder blade and inserts at the top of the arm, or humerus bone, and is one of the four rotator cuff muscles. A supraspinatus tear can occur from falling onto an outstretched arm, or from throwing activities. Symptoms of a supraspinatus tendon tear Symptoms of a …

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Suprascapular Neuropathy

Suprascapular Neuropathy

Suprascapular neuropathy usually occurs as a result of traction damage to the suprascapular nerve, causing an aching or burning pain at the back and or side of the shoulder joint. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment. Suprascapular neuropathy symptoms Aching or burning pain will be felt at the back and or side of …

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Referred Shoulder Pain

Referred shoulder pain is pain caused by a problem or injury elsewhere. Pressure on nerves in the neck or spine can result in pain being transmitted into the shoulder and arm. What is referred shoulder pain? Referred pain occurs when pain is experienced in an area away from the actual injury or problem. It is …

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Pec Major Tendon Inflammation

The Pectoralis Major tendon is weakest where it inserts into the arm or humerus bone. Common sports that can inflame the tendon include racket sports, rowing, swimming, and weight training. The pain when performing these activities will probably have increased over a period of time. Resting from these sports is essential to recovering from this …

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Shoulder impingement

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder impingement syndrome is sometimes called swimmer’s shoulder, or thrower’s shoulder. It is caused by the tendons of the rotator cuff becoming trapped as they pass through the shoulder joint. Impingement syndrome symptoms & diagnosis Symptoms of impingement syndrome in the shoulder include: Pain comes on gradually over a period of time. Pain may be …

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